Jude has signed on to join Oscar winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman in “Genius,” which the Michael Grandage Company announced Friday will begin principal photography this fall.
Michael Grandage will make his directorial debut from a script by three-time Oscar nominee John Logan (“The Aviator”).
Based on A. Scott Berg’s award-winning biography “Max Perkins: Editor of Genius,” the film recounts the real-life relationship between literary giant Thomas Wolfe (Law) and renowned editor Max Perkins (Firth), who developed a tender, complex friendship that changed both of their lives forever.
Pre-production will commence in August, and shooting will start on Oct. 13 in the U.K and U.S.
It has been confirmed that Jude will be attending this year’s Olivier Awards. Jude is nominated in the Best Actor category for his performance in Henry V. He will compete with Tom Hiddleston, Henry Goodman and Rory Kinnear for the prestigious award. The ceremony will be held on Sunday 13 April at the Royal Opera House and broadcast from 22:15 that evening on ITV in a full highlights package.
‘Dom Hemingway’ is available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray since March 31st, and today we’ve got our own copy to provide you with Blu-ray screencaptures of Jude’s arguably career-best performance!
Do not view these captures if you have not yet seen the movie and do not want to be spoiled! Due to the nature of the film, some images are also NSFW.
Richard Shepard’s ‘Dom Hemingway’, starring Jude Law, Richard E. Grant, Emilia Clarke and Demian Bichir hits US theaters today, April 2 in select theaters! Here are the first few weeks of cities–keep checking your local theaters for when it will open near you!
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 2
NEW YORK, NY
AMC Lincoln Square, New York, NY
Angelika FIlm Center, New York, NY
LOS ANGELES, CA
The Landmark, Los Angeles, CA
Arclight Hollywood, Hollywood, CA
FRIDAY, APRIL 11
EL CERRITO, CA
KEW GARDENS, NY
NEW CITY, NY
PALO ALTO, CA
ROYAL OAK, MI
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
SAN JOSE, CA
SAN RAFAEL, CA
SOUTH NORWALK, CT
On screen, Jude Law is a very pretty man. In person, the actor doesn’t disappoint. At 41, he still looks like Dickie Greenleaf, the bronzed, handsome playboy he played to cocky perfection in 1999′s “The Talented Mr. Ripley.” The man doesn’t age. So it’s therefore alarming to see him as the titular goon in this Wednesday’s lewd comedy “Dom Hemingway.”
In Richard Shepard’s film, Law dons a prosthetic nose enhancement, some gnarly teeth, and sports severe mutton chops to play a womanizing safe-cracker out to score after being released from a long stint in prison. The performance is unlike anything the actor’s done, and it’s clear from speaking with him that he relished the opportunity to mask his trademark good looks to best embody Dom.
In the opening scene of “Dom,” you rant on about the size of your member while being blown. Watching the scene, my jaw was on the floor. Was it the same reading it?
Well I was just shocked, you know, it’s quite hard to shock people I think nowadays. And I was genuinely quite shocked because of the excess, and the immodesty of him. I was immediately just sort of drawn, at the sheer balls of the character, and at the sort of vitality, and also because it genuinely made me laugh, it made me laugh out loud. And I still find it very very funny. But, the first scene sort of set the bar.
That scene is just you talking directly to the camera. Did you practice that one in front of a mirror?
No, I’ve never really rehearsed in front of mirrors. I mean, the whole thing, the whole script, Richard and I picked through word by word. Over a period of about four months, we kept meeting and he’d go and just do tiny, tiny little tweaks here and there, and over that period I was learning it, and writing a kinda whole back story so that we both knew exactly what had gotten Dom exactly where he was, so that those little references had some kind of resonance. And we ran a bunch of stuff together, the monologues together, in various situations. And really it was a case of just sort of monitoring. I remember a key note from Richard was, “As Dom’s rants start to rev up, he starts to enjoy himself, and there’s a sort of relish in him using these words, this poetry. And as soon as you start to see that, you know he’s on a role, and that he’s not going to stop.”
Brace your ears/morals & then watch Jude get his F-bombs on in this Filthy Dom Hemingway Swear Montage:
On Thursday 22nd May 2014 Peace One Day is going to be hosting a cocktail reception and three course gala dinner at the renowned Salle des Etoiles, Monaco.
The evening will be hosted by Peace One Day Ambassador and double academy award nominated actor Jude Law. This event is being held to support Peace One Day Education and to raise awareness of Peace One Day’s DRC and Great Lakes Peace Project.
For more information including ticket and table details, please click here.